Rated 2 out of 5 by inman001 These Shoes tend to Run Small
For most shoes, my shoe size is 9.5. I ordered a 10 in this shoe and it was still too small. This same problem occurred with a previous pair of New Balance shoes. If you order a pair of New Balance shoes, I would go up a full size from what you normally wear.
That being said, the construction and materials are good, and I have read that New Balance gets high marks for arch support.
April 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maclurites Good shoe
Very well made but as noted, order a half or more size larger than normal, even if you have a previous pair.
April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom566 Great fit
This is the second pair I have purchased. I got them for work last year, I'm out in all weather all day every day in the summer. They are comfortable and and definitely water resistant as stated.
March 23, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Footprint NB 969 Men's Walkers
Small, narrow, made differently than the NB 956 Men's Walker; I returned them.
March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bookert Nice shoes
This is the third pair of shoes I have purchased in a month. I think they are all great but this pair was above my expectations. I wear size 10 wide and LLBean told me to order 1/2 size larger. I did and they are perfect. Very pleased with LLBean shoes and the fact they carry wide. Try to find wide on some of the other sites. I will continue to buy from this company. I talked to a lady and she said if they don't fit send them back at no charge and we will get you the right size. Why would I go anywhere else?
March 2, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by TaiChiPlayer Excellent NB shoe - sized tight!
I have been wearing NB shoes for a decade + and they have always fit my feet perfectly. However this new pair is sized wrong, IMO. Too short & too narrow about 1/2 size! Barefoot = tight but okay, and add a sock and it is a very tight shoe. Some wearing has flexed it better, but not pleasant out of the box. The shoe is made very well, looks nice and was exactly what I wanted. The sole is excellent for walking and good arch support. I am keeping this pair. FYI - last 2 pair of boots from LLBEAN have also been tight considering the defined size. Size 10US 2E have all been more of a 9.7D US. You may want to go a 1/2 size bigger?
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BuckeyeHillbilly New Balance has a problem...
I'm on my fourth or fifth pair of these shoes now, so of course I like them. And I've understood for years that with New Balance, it's necessary to order one half size large. But with my recent order, the shoes were still too small. So I returned them and went one entire size larger than my actual shoe size. So I'm wondering, why does New Balance continue to build their shoes so much smaller than every other shoe company? Doesn't seem to make much sense. Great shoes, otherwise.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thanksmuch Depend on NB 969 for Great Product
Bought these to replace older NB style that is wearing out. First ordered full size up--too large! Exchanged per NB notation
"one half size larger than normal": perfect. These walkers look good and feel good. Rely on LL Bean service and New Balance for satisfaction. Now, no excuses...get walking today!
February 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by rehabrn Comfortable and acceptably stylish.
I have been wearing sneakers for the last few years because of the comfort. Sneakers are great but they do not do well in any wet environment, especially in snow. I choose these shoes because they offer the comfort of a sneaker but are quite water resistant and warm. They are so warm, I may have to move back to sneakers during the summer months.I usually wear a men's size 8 and with some shoes an 8 1/2. I had to return my originally purchased size 8 1/2 and re-order size 9's (wide). Now they fit quite well and I am happy with the purchase.
January 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by pnotes Sole has better grip
My husband has very wide feet that requires me to hunt for the widest shoes available. I can usually find XX to XXXX wide at LLBean. It seems like New Balance has the best wide selection and the quality is good.
I had to order 1/2 size bigger than usual. The style is great for his work. One thing he really liked is that these shoes have metal grommets around the shoelace holes. The sole was the next best thing he liked; it reminds me of the old waffle stompers of the 70's.
December 26, 2015